Festivals Germany

Margaret Busby is Berlin’s African Book Festival 2022 headliner.

Margaret Busby has today been revealed to be the headliner for Berlin’s African Book Festival 2022. The festival runs from August 26-28, 2022. The African Book Festival featuring some of the leading writers in Africa and its diaspora has been hosted in Berlin, Germany since 2018. It has established itself as a leading meeting place […]

Academia Awards Nonfiction

Ato Quayson receives Warren–Brooks Award 2021

Ato Quayson’s book Tragedy and Postcolonial Literature was been named the winner of the Warren–Brooks Award 2021 on Thursday, February 3, 2022. The Warren–Brooks Award for literary criticism is awarded for outstanding literary criticism originally published in English in the United States of America. It is given in those years when a book, or other […]

Awards United States

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o receives PEN America Literary Award.

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o was named a recipient of the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature on February 2, 2022. The PEN America Literary Awards Program announced the 2022 career achievement award winners whose honorees are Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Elaine May, and Jackie Sibblies Drury. Ngugi Wa Thiong’o was given the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement […]

Canada Festivals

Blaise Ndala is honorary president of Salon du livre de l’Outaouais 2022

Blaise Ndala was revealed to be the honorary president of Salon du livre de l’Outaouais 2022 on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. The Salon du livre de l’Outaouais is an annual literary and cultural event taking place in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1979, its mission is to catalyze literary life in the Outaouais. Since its […]

Awards Fiction

PEN/Faulkner Award 2022 longlist announced

Imbolo Mbue, Percival Everett, Carolyn Ferrell, and Jocelyn Nicole Johnson are on the longlist for the PEN/Faulkner Award 2022 announced on February 1, 2022. The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, first handed out in 1981, is awarded annually by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation to the authors of the year’s best works of fiction by living US American […]

Awards Fiction United Kingdom United States

Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2022 longlist announced.

The longlist for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2022 has been revealed today, February 3, 2022. Here are the writers of African descent in the running. Dylan Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer who became widely popular in his lifetime and remained so after his premature death at the age of 39. The […]

DR Congo Transition

Congolese publisher and writer Bienvenu Sene Mongaba has passed away.

Congolese publisher, writer, and linguist Bienvenu Sene Mongaba reportedly died of a heart attack on Monday, January 31, 2022. Bienvenu Sene Mongaba was born in Kinshasa, DR Congo on January 28, 1967, and grew up to pursue undergraduate chemistry studies at the University of Kinshasa. He moved to Belgium in 1996, to continue his postgraduate […]